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"It's not the critic who counts. The credit goes to the man who is actually in the arena." -- Theodore Roosevelt.
Real Name: Andreas
First Game Played: Freeway on his father's Atari 2600 at 1 year Old
First Trophy: Free Fallin' from Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe; December 27, 2008
Strengths: Good skill and focus at grinding trophies, Never complaining about difficult or unusual trophies, Ready to try any game or genre.
Weaknesses: Multiple 0% Games, Multiple games close to Platinum, Weak skills at AAA Games.
Strongest Genre: RPG
Significant Feats: 1st in World to 100% PS3 version of Monopoly Plus.
3rd in World to Platinum Wheel of Fortune 2012, 35th in World to Platinum WWE 2K14, 5th in World to Platinum 5 Star Wrestling.
At least 1 Gold Trophy every month since beginning of career in December of 2008.
2 Platinum Trophies in a Single Day on 7/11/2014, 4 Platinum trophies in a Single Month in July of 2014
232 Trophies in February of 2014, 61 trophies in a Single Day on February 1, 2014.
Rarest Platinum: 5 Star Wrestling
Rarest PSN 100%: The Cave
Most Common Platinum: NCIS
Most Common PSN 100%: Aabs Animals (PS3)
Rarest Trophy: Central Park Wizard; Pinball Arcade (PS Vita)
Most Common Trophy: (Tie) Kawaii; Aabs Animals (PS Vita) and Charming; Aabs Animals (PS Vita)
Ladies and gentlemen, it is now time to introduce the man of the hour.
He is 35 years of age and has been a gamer since his toddler years on his father's Atari 2600.
His gaming history includes the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, DS, PS1, PS2 and PSP.
Prominent games conquered in the Pre-Trophy era include Final Fantasy, Ninja Gaiden 1989, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Final Fantasy XII, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario World and Super Mario 64.
He has bounced back from multiple injuries and illnesses of both body and mind and has come back stronger each time.
He has been with PlayStation 3 since May of 2008 and PlayStation Vita since January of 2014.
He holds a record of 59 Platinums and 53 PSN 100%.
He is trophy Level 32 and has a Gold Trophy for every month since he started hunting Trophies in December of 2008.
He earned 61 Trophies on February 1, 2014 and earned 2 Platinum Trophies in a Single Day on July 11, 2014.
There is only one Icebrand1270!!!
Now, let us begin!
From Natasha Bedingfield, this is Unwritten!
Tribute to Artwork Past
Icebrand1270's Personal Laws of Gaming
1. Enjoy both the game AND the hunt, win or lose.
2. Platinum what you love so you will love your Platinum collection.
3. Never let anyone but you dictate your tastes in gaming.
4. Critics are not gods, they are devious humans. Never trust what they say!
5. Variety is the key to enjoying your gaming experience.
Note: These are my personal laws of gaming. Yours may (and probably will) vary.
The Tale So Far
All right, so this is how this is going to work.
1. The classic "thoughts about the game" part, with opinions on various aspects.
2. Commentary: I bring you a "mock commentary" (as befitting of a pro wrestling announcer like me), highlighting various great moments along the way.
1. WWE Legends of Wrestlemania
On the irony of being Platinum #1: You want to talk about a fitting way to earn Platinum #1? Look no further!
On the game's reputation for being an easy Platinum: I suppose every trophy hunter has to start somewhere.
It's Icebrand's third time going through Austin/Rock from Wrestlemania XV. He just hit the next-to-last objective, Block Bottom and only needs to pin The Rock to get the medal for this match -- and a Platinum Trophy to go with it! He hits another Stunner with Austin, there's the cover, 1...2...3! HE'S DONE IT! PLATINUM! PLATINUM! PLATINUM! Icebrand1270 has scored the very first Platinum of his PS3 trophy-hunting career, and what better game to do it with than WWE Legends of Wrestlemania!
There it is now on his screen as he officially scores his first PS3 Platinum Trophy and look at the celebration on his face! He's singing along to the classic WWE song "Piledriver" from Koko B. Ware that's playing on the main menu right now! He will never forget this day! THIS IS A MOMENT!
2. The Godfather II
On over 50 ways to execute mobsters: Once you figured where the melee weapons are hidden, the rest comes easy. Oh how I love to bash peoples' heads in and throw then off the roof...
Icebrand has killed Hyman Roth and we're waiting for the trophy to show as he drives the armored car to the safehouse compound in Godfather II. He gets to the compound, the closing cutscene has started and...THERE IT IS! It's Only Business is up and now comes the Platinum! The Godfather II is the 2nd Platinum for Icebrand1270!
Act like a Mobster, Think like a Don, Score Platinum! Great job by Icebrand!
3. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
On removing the "curtain of critic hate": "Not original" does not mean bad game, Metacritic. Period. Next question.
Icebrand has been battling Nanite Nick Fury on this third playthrough of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 with just Thor and Jean Grey after Hulk and Storm were KO'd right before the boss battle. He has just one trophy left, Immortal Heroics, and if his math is correct, he needs to win this without using a revive token or reloading due to a Game Over to get it.
He's got Fury's attack pattern down perfectly... another dashing attack with Thor, Fury's out! Is that enough for Immortal Heroics? IT IS! He's done it! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2! He can't believe he's done it! What a performance!
4. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010
On fulfilling a Platinum destiny: Because of what I do, I was universally expected to do this. I did not want to disappoint.
Icebrand has just finished the Created Superstar Story in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 and the last 2 trophies should be showing soon. Nothing More To Collect...Created Superstar Story...PLATINUM! A Platinum destiny has been attained with WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 for Icebrand1270!
Way Out of the Trine
About this game costing 20 dollars on PSN in 2009, a rarity for those days even for a "Platinum-enabled" game: "Trophy-to-cost ratio" is a fallacy; by those standards a 60 dollar game with 12 trophies (Terminator Salvation) would be an expensive Platinum. Judge a game by its merits, not its price tag.
Icebrand has been backtracking through stages in Trine after accidentally lowering the difficulty for stages 13-15. He's already beaten stage 15 and gotten Better Than Developers out of the way. Stage 14 is complete...AND THERE IT IS! What's Next? is up and that means what's next is WAY OUT OF THE TRINE! Ladies and gentlemen, this is Platinum #5! He said he would Platinum Trine on this day and that's exactly what he did! Beautiful performance by Icebrand1270!
6. Hasbro Family Game Night
Icebrand continues to grind through playthroughs of Connect 4 on Hasbro Family Game Night and...wait, Connect 4 Master...Full House...GAMES MASTER! Icebrand1270 opens the year with a Platinum Trophy from Hasbro Family Game Night! The ultimate in board game fun is the 6th Platinum of his career!
7. Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection
On The Significance Of This Platinum: I played an SNES but a friend who is now deceased loved Sonic the Hedgehog as a kid. This one was for her.
It's been over 2 hours since Icebrand1270 got Can You Dig It? in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection and he guaranteed he would get Yatta! and the Platinum to go with it. He continues to try his luck with Robotnik in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and here we go again.
Icebrand fills the side columns, looking for the "Miracle Down Main Street" combo down the middle column and, wait a minute, wait a minute! He's hit a HUGE combo, 8 or more, and Robotnik is buried! Robotnik has only 4 open squares, Robotnik can't get a match, IT'S OVER! YATTA! YATTA! YATTA! There is Yatta! and here comes Platinuminary, the Platinum Trophy for Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection! THE PLATINUM DROUGHT IS OVER!
This was just his second trophy-enabled game when he first had it in February of 2009. He first scored a trophy for this on February 11, 2009 with Garden Gnomes. So much has happened since his last Platinum, including a near-death due to a vein rupture, and you just see what it means to him, with tears streaming down his face, to have a Platinum once again! The "one that got away", his initial trophy-hunting spark, is now the 7th Platinum in his PS3 collection! Unbelievable!
8. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011
We're almost at the end here for Icebrand as he is facing Undertaker in the VS Undertaker story in WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011, using Kofi Kingston. He's hit 3 Trouble in Paradise kicks but he still can't put Undertaker away. Another chance for a finisher, going for the SOS roll this time...1, 2, 3! HE'S DONE IT! Icebrand1270 gets Streak Breaker and the Platinum to go with it! Christmas comes early for Icebrand!
9. Hasbro Family Game Night 3
Game Night God
Icebrand continues to grind through playthroughs of Mouse Trap in Hasbro Family Game Night 3 and...wait a minute, Acheesement is up and that means he's...there it is, Game Night God! Icebrand1270 Platinums Hasbro Family Game Night 3! Board game fun meets Platinum Trophy in January once again!
10. WWE All Stars
All trophies awarded
Icebrand has been tearing through the online competition in WWE All Stars with Sheamus as his current choice of wrestler and he's in another match now. He's already gotten up from a finisher and he's back on the attack...looking for Pale Justice...HE NAILS IT! KO WIN! That should make 50 online wins...and there it is, Main Eventer and the Platinum to go with it! Icebrand1270 now has 10 Platinums in his career, thanks to WWE All Stars! OH YEAH!
11. TV Superstars
True TV Superstar!
On this game being my first trophy guide: I never thought I would do a Move Platinum, much less this be the source for my first trophy guide. Thanks to PS3Trophies.com, my dream of being a published Internet author became true.
Icebrand has been grinding the last few trophies in TV Superstars and all he needs is Big Beat Kitchen: Maximum Meatballs! to score Platinum. He's scored at least 6 gold medals on this session; is it enough for Platinum? IT IS! That means...here it is, True TV Superstar! Icebrand1270 scores his FIRST-EVER Playstation Move Platinum with the ultimate in comedy and party on PS3, TV Superstars! INDEED!
12. L.A. Noire
On living up to the hype: There are very few instances where a game with incredible hype lives up to it; few instances where an "innovative" game is actually good. This game does that and more with its unique style.
On the hate for not being a Grand Theft Auto clone: I never understood why people thought this would be like GTA simply because Rockstar published it. I've seen better logic from a Mickey Mouse cartoon.
On the "sad" ending: If a noir movie didn't have a "heroic sacrifice", you couldn't call it a noir movie. Problem is, most gamers didn't even have parents who watched noir movies. I'm an exception to that rule. Lucky me.
Just to recap the current situation on L.A. Noire, ladies and gentlemen: Icebrand has gotten all the collectibles, done all the street crimes and 5-starred every case. All he has to do now is beat the game and he'll score Platinum on this incredible game.
The closing scenes have played out, the credits are rolling...Moth To A Flame...The City Of The Angels...PLATINUM TROPHY! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed one of the greatest games of all time, L.A. Noire!
Icebrand has said before that it's rare for an "innovative" game to be good and rare that a game lives up to the hype as well as L.A. Noire does but that it's even rarer that he does well with a "AAA" blockbuster game. Tonight, Icebrand proved that he can Platinum a "AAA" blockbuster game as he has done just that with L.A. Noire! Congratulations, Icebrand!
13. Dragon Age II
The Ultimate Reward
On this being my first-ever RPG Platinum: I have played prominent RPGs in my life, including Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy XII. This was a great way to fulfill a personal destiny.
Icebrand is just one trophy away from a Dragon Age II Platinum; all he needs is Mage Hunter. He's agreeing with Knight-Commander Meredith in her debate with First Enchanter Orsino...AND THERE IT IS...Mage Hunter and The Ultimate Reward! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Dragon Age II!
The promise of an RPG Platinum has finally been fulfilled! Icebrand has loved RPGs since the first Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger and now his RPG Platinum Destiny has been fulfilled! Congratulations Icebrand!
14. X-Men Destiny
On critic and player hate for playing an "original" character and not an established X-Man: Not the be-all and end-all of a bad game, and it's not like Activision and Silicon Knights hid that fact. It was fun to be the "new kid" and finding your way in the mutant world.
On what I would have done differently if I could score Platinum again: I would have played as Adrian with Shadow Matter powers, due to his story being the best of the three. Instead I chose Aimi with Energy Projection powers (and played right into what critics predicted that gamers would choose because critics have a habit of being... you know). I don't regret my choice; I'm just thinking what I would do differently.
Icebrand is one trophy away from an X-Men Destiny Platinum and he's up against Bastion with Aimi...one Scattershot more should do it...HE NAILS IT! Omega Level Mutant...Homo Superior! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed X-Men Destiny! What a dominating display by Icebrand!
15. WWE '12
Icebrand is closing in on a WWE '12 Platinum and is one match away from finishing the Road To Wrestlemania Hero Episode...He's just completed it...THERE IT IS! Platinum Trophy for WWE' 12! 15 Platinums, 5 of them from WWE games! He's holding up 10 fingers and now 5, symbolizing 15 Platinums and 5 WWE game Platinums! He is Bigger, Badder, Better! OH HELL YEAH!
16. Trine 2
Trine 2 hard
On the unusual trophy list: Disappointing that a trophy hunter can score this Platinum halfway through the game. Mickey Mouse logic, I tell you...
Icebrand is closing in on a Trine 2 Platinum and he's up to the carnivorous plant and...there's one team member eaten, two, three! A Floral Feast...TRINE 2 HARD! The easiest Platinum in PS3 history is also the fastest Platinum in Icebrand1270's history, and its name is Trine 2!
17. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
On earning a Platinum with a badly broken right arm: The most stupid thing I've ever done in relation to a game, but the only way to calm myself down when faced with an upcoming surgery.
Just to remind everyone here that Icebrand is trying to Platinum Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken less than 6 hours after coming home from a local hospital with multiple right forearm fractures. He's looking at surgery to repair the damage in the near future and he's risking further damage but he said earlier that it was "the only way I know to calm myself down".
So far he's taken down a number of trophies, including Own Pharmacy, Revolutionary Fighter and Fear The Spur. All he needs is to brainbug Putzki and he'll have Bird Brained and the Platinum to go with it!
Here we go...he sets it up...Putzki is brainbugged...Bird Brained is up...PLATINUM TROPHY! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken with a badly broken right arm! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I JUST SAID THAT!
Broken arm and all, Icebrand came to fight, Icebrand came to play! His body is broken but his spirit is soaring! What a true triumph of the soul for Icebrand! What a moment!
18. Hasbro Family Game Night 4
Family Game Night 4: The Game Show Platinum Trophy
Icebrand has just completed his 50th playthrough of Hasbro Family Game Night 4 and we should be seeing...Super-Star and the Platinum Trophy to go with it! Icebrand 1270 has scored yet another Hasbro Family Game Night Platinum, this time Hasbro Family Game Night 4: The Game Show! YES! YES! YES!
19. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus
True Thevius Racoonus
Icebrand is unlocking the last vault in Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus and THERE IT IS! Greedy Racoon...TRUE THEVIUS RACOONUS! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Sly Cooper and the Thevius Racoonus and that means 2 PLATINUMS IN A SINGLE MONTH! He FINALLY scores 2 Platinums in the same month! What a moment in his career! Unbelievable!
20. Infamous 2
inFAMOUS 2 Platinum Trophy
Icebrand has beaten InFamous 2 on Hard and is watching the credits...here it comes...Pain Builds Character...INFAMOUS 2 PLATINUM TROPHY! The first Platinum Trophy on Icebrand1270's second PS3 is one of the all-time greats in gaming, InFamous 2, and it is Platinum number 20! The celebration is on!
21. Little League World Series Baseball 2010
Little League Trophy Champ
Icebrand1270 is on the verge of a perfect game in Little League World Series Baseball 2010 and he's up to bat, up 9-0. He activates the Star Power, meaning a hit is an automatic home run and gets him a 10-0 mercy rule win and a perfect game. First pitch...he makes contact, and you can forget about catching that! 10-0 mercy-rule perfect game! No-Hitter...Perfect Game...Little League Trophy Champ! IT HAS HAPPENED! Icebrand1270 has his first-ever sports game Platinum and its name is Little League World Series Baseball 2010!
22. Monopoly Streets
Icebrand just got his 10th online win in Monopoly Streets and that means...there it is, Taking Over the World and the Platinum to go with it! Icebrand1270 has finally scored Platinum with Monopoly Streets!
23. Wheel of Fortune
On being 3rd in the world (according to PS3Trophies.com's partners at PSNTL): I never dreamed that I would ever rank that high on a "First to Platinum" list. Ever. It's an honor.
Icebrand is on his 71st playthrough of Wheel of Fortune with only Instant Millionaire! standing between him and Platinum. He's at the Bonus Round with the Million Dollar Wedge, solves the puzzle, is it? IT IS! ONE MILLION DOLLARS! Instant Millionaire...Wheel Fanatic! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum for Wheel of Fortune! OH HELL YEAH!
24. Sleeping Dogs
Hong Kong Legend
Icebrand is looking for the last "hidden event" in Sleeping Dogs so that he can get the last 3 trophies and score a Christmas Eve Platinum. He's at the mall in Central Hong Kong and he seems to have found it. He removes the loiterer... Event Planner...Pure Gold...Chief Inspector...HONG KONG LEGEND! Christmas Eve has found Icebrand1270 with Platinum number 24, Sleeping Dogs! Shake up the happiness, wake up the happiness, it's a Christmas Platinum! Merry Christmas!
25. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Top of the Heap
Icebrand has been trying for over 2 hours now to find the last Precursor Orb in Jak and Daxter: the Precursor Legacy and if he does, he'll finally have 25 Platinum Trophies on his record. He knows it's in the Spider Caves but he doesn't know exactly where it is.
He's on the swing poles, jumps straight up instead of forward and...wait a minute, wait a minute! That's the last Precursor Orb! He's yelling "I got it!" and here it comes, The Super Orberator...Top of the Heap! PLATINUM NUMBER 25! The long-awaited milestone of 25 Platinum Trophies has come true for Icebrand1270! Icebrand! Icebrand! Icebrand!
26. Game of Thrones
On me liking this game when I never watched the TV show while fans of the TV show hated it: People seemed to want a hack-and-slash game, given the show's nature, and got a Dragon Age Origins clone instead. In other words, the very things that turned most people off about this game turned me on to it.
On the game's difficulty: Contrary to much of the opinions on the Internet, the battles are NOT luck-based. You have to remember to use your special attacks... early and often, even on Squire difficulty. It will definitely catch a player off-guard early on.
Icebrand is closing in on the rare Platinum that is Game of Thrones and is on the final chapter again, this time as Alester Sarwyck. He's just beaten Mors Westford in a duel and we're going through the closing cutscenes. Red priest of R'hllor is up...Platinum trophy! Icebrand1270 scores a rare Platinum Trophy with Game of Thrones! The CROWN JEWEL of Icebrand's collection, the GREATEST MOMENT of Icebrand's career, is right now!
27. Heavy Fire: Afghanistan
Icebrand is closing in on Platinum for Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. If he gets it, he'll have his first-ever first-person shooter Platinum! He's got the rocket launcher aimed at the Hind chopper again...lines it up...THE HIND IS DOWN! Get out of the chopper, get into my Platinum locker! Veteran is up...Platinum Trophy! Ladies and gentlemen, the glass ceiling has just shattered! Icebrand1270 has FINALLY gotten a Platinum from a first-person shooter in Heavy Fire: Afghanistan! What a moment!
28. Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear
Icebrand has been relentlessly destroying the "special object" radios in Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear and he needs just one more to close the deal and score Radio Silence and the Platinum Trophy to go with it. He's at the final stage on Veteran difficulty and he's got the final radio in his sights...he shoots it down...Radio Silence...PLATINUM TROPHY! Icebrand1270 has followed up one FPS Platinum with another, the sequel to Heavy Fire: Afghanistan, Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear!
29. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
CS:GO Platinum Trophy
Icebrand has spent hours looking to get Bunny Hunt in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the Platinum to go with it. He's got the AWP Sniper Rifle in Arms Race mode again, lines up a jumping opponent...HE NAILS IT! Did he get the timing right for Bunny Hunt? HE DID! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive!
Icebrand, a self-professed "shooter noob", has scored 3 FPS Platinums in a row! And if you're not down with that, all we can say is: BOOM HEADSHOT!
30. Saints Row: The Third
Icebrand is up to the last Assassination target in Saints Row: The Third. He sets the chopper down, gets out and eliminates the target with ease. Everything Is Permitted...KINGPIN! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed the most over-the-top game in history, Saints Row: the Third, and it is Platinum number 30!
It's celebration time as he goes back to the chopper and plays the in-game mixtape of his favorite music from the game. What a moment!
Icebrand has been searching for a baby wildebeest in Afrika and if he snaps a photo of it, he will complete the Animal Encyclopedia and score Platinum! He's at the Kiwanja Plain and... wait a minute, there it is! He snaps several photos, goes back to base camp, turns them in, Complete Animal Encyclopedia... JAMBO! AFRIKA!
Icebrand1270 has not only taken down a tough Platinum, he has scored 3 PLATINUMS IN A SINGLE MONTH for the first time in his illustrious career! This is one of the defining moments of Icebrand's career as a PS3 trophy hunter! ICYMAIA REIGNS SUPREME!
Icebrand needs to get 1 more win to make 50 wins in Jeopardy and score another Platinum. The show is won...Jeopardy! Master!...JEOPARDY! FANATIC! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum on Jeopardy on the 2-year anniversary of his L.A. Noire Platinum!
Apparently, the clue is: Icebrand celebrates a Platinum Anniversary by doing this. What is: Get more Platinum? Correct! Congratulations Icebrand!
33. Spare Parts
Icebrand needs to collect less than 60,000 credits in Spare Parts to collect Blingbot and the Platinum to go with it. He is going through the Jungle approach Zone 1, he just passed 60,000 credits... Blingbot is up... Platinum trophy! Icebrand1270 has FINALLY Platinumed Spare Parts!
Icebrand first played this in February of 2011, he put it to the side and now, over 2 years and 8 months later, he FINALLY scores Platinum on Spare Parts! Who says you can't go back?
All Trophies Earned
On redemption for not getting the WWE '13 Platinum: It was a quest for personal redemption after only reaching Rank 5 online and barely beating the story mode in WWE '13. To earn this in only 5 days and be 35th in the world (according to PSNTL) to earn Platinum was a great accomplishment.
On being the only guide writer for a WWE game who is also a minor-league pro wrestling announcer: There were many expectations, from the wrestlers at ECPW who enjoyed the fact that I did this guide, to the great people here, to my friends and family. I wanted to show everyone what I was capable of, and I was thrilled that I did just that.
This is Icebrand's third attempt to clear Cena/Rock from Wrestlemania 29 and if he hits every objective, he will score the last 2 trophies on WWE2K14 and a Platinum to go with them. He's made it to the last objective, infinite finishers on for both men, reversal, reversal, reversal, reversal, reversal, reversal, HE HITS IT! Attitude Adjustment on Rock, 1, 2, 3!!!
The Universe Era...Wrestlemania...ALL TROPHIES EARNED! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum with WWE2K14! Icebrand has redeemed himself for not getting Platinum on WWE '13 by getting this Platinum in just 5 days! Icebrand just slayed a personal demon and earned redemption tonight! INDEED!
35. Dragon Age Origins
The Ultimate Reward
On the long road leading to Platinum: There is nothing more fulfilling than a Platinum earned after 4 years of starting it. Honestly, I should have finished it sooner.
On getting the toughest/trickiest/glitchiest trophies out of the way early: Blight-Queller and Traveler were not the issue when I earned them as I avoided many of the "glitch problems" (Blight-Queller in December of 2009; Traveler in March of 2010). Guess I was the lucky trophy hunter on those days.
Icebrand1270 has just completed a "Dark Promise" run on Dragon Age Origins and is waiting to see if Perfectionist is coming as well...and The Ultimate Reward to go with it! Will the "2 Rulers, 2 Gold Trophies" trick work or is he going to need all 4 endings for Perfectionist? We're about to find out now!
A Dark Promise is up, is Perfectionist coming? IT IS! THE ULTIMATE REWARD HAS ARRIVED! Icebrand1270 has FINALLY scored Platinum on one of the greatest games of all time, RPG or any genre, Dragon Age Origins!
Look at the shock on his face; he can't believe that this day has finally come! He has done this game, on and off, for over 4 years and now Icebrand has his time in the sun! FINALLY, FINALLY, WOW FINALLY! Icebrand can say that he is a Dragon Age Origins Platinum Trophy holder!
There is is, thanking his friends, whom he calls Icymania. They stood with him. They believed he could do this even when he didn't believe he would ever do it! There he is, paying homage to his friends and to Dragon Age Origins!
The Dragon Age Origins Platinum Trophy dream has FINALLY come true for Iceband1270! WHAT A MOMENT!
Justice has been served
Icebrand continues to steamroll through NCIS and is disarming the dirty nuke... here comes the classic "red wire or blue wire" choice... he chooses the red wire... CORRECT WIRE! The bomb is disarmed... NCIS 1, Terrorists 0... Very Special Agent... Justice has been served! NCIS is Platinum 36 for Icebrand1270! The domination that we expected has been perfectly executed by Icebrand!
37. Soul Calibur II HD Online
Tale of Sword and Soul
Icebrand needs just one more win to complete Weapon Master in Soul Calibur II HD Online, and if he does, he'll get Swordsman's Soiree for unlocking every character and the Platinum to go with it! Here he goes against Voldo with Spawn. he's trapped voldo against the corner and look at him go to work on his opponent! Voldo is down... Swordsman's Soiree is up... A TALE OF SWORD AND SOUL! Icebrand1270 has his FIRST-EVER fighting game Platinum, Soul Calibur II HD Online, and it is Platinum 37! The celebration is on!
38. Remember Me
Remember you soon
On the game being loved and hated at the same time: This game proves a great number of things, such as American critic bias against European developers and constant nitpicking over minute details like unskippable cutscenes and camera angles that would be called an "innovation" in a AAA game. Most importantly, it proves that great action, an off-the-charts awesome story and an amazing heroine in Nilin can not only coexist but thrive. Considering that even the haters admit the story is awesome, it is a testament to how and what this game is.
On the emotional connection to Nilin: Only a select few games make the gamer have an emotional connection to their hero/heroine. This is one of the select few.
On the incredible ending: The final boss battle is amazing, but the ending is even better. I won't reveal the details, but one line stands out for me: "And that suffering, like painful memories, is just part of life." With the life I lead and the problems I struggle with, it is something to keep in mind.
Icebrand is up to the final stage of H3O in Remember Me on Memory Hunter difficulty. He keeps dodging attacks while trying to Junk Bolt the cube target... keeps at it... got it down... SENSEN FURY TIME! H3O is destroyed, and that means... MemHunter Elite... Errorist Agent... REMEMBER YOU SOON! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Remember Me! Well done!
On scoring a Platinum in just 20-and-a-half hours: I had not previously scored a Platinum in under 24 hours, not even my easy ones. When I rented this, I had heard it was short and easy but I still surprised myself by my incredible dominance. HELL YES!!!
Icebrand1270 looks to close out the fastest Platinum of his career with Magus and the final upgrade to the red school of magic has been done... Necromancer...PERFECTION!!! Icebrand has scored Platinum 39 with Magus in just 21 hours! For the first time in his illustrious career, Icebrand has gone from installation of a game to a Platinum Trophy in less than 24 hours!!! What complete and utter domination!!!!
40. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Vita Platinum 1
Virtue's Last Reward
Icebrand continues to go through the endings of Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward and now that all escapes have been done on Hard with all files and secrets collected, not to mention all of the other numerous endings and story locks, it's just a matter of time before the Platinum is his! The Phi ending and the Fire and Ice ending have been completed and now it's just the True Ending standing in the way... and here we go!
He has made it to the True Ending, the eye of the storm, and now the credits are rolling one last time. We await the final trophies... A Certain Point of View... VIRTUE'S LAST REWARD! Icebrand1270 scores his FIRST-EVER PS VITA PLATINUM with Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and it is also Platinum 40!
How fitting it is that on Easter, a holiday symbolizing rebirth, that a new chapter in Icebrand's career as a Playstation trophy hunter has begun! The Vita trophy locker now has a Platinum Trophy in it! Congratulations Icebrand!
41. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Icebrand is skipping through the rest of the season in Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, hoping to get S. American Player of the Year, and he will earn the Platinum if he does! He's at the end of the season, it's time to give out the award, HE GOT IT!!! S. American Player of the Year... ULTIMATE PLAYER! Icebrand1270 has just scored Platinum in Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 with dominance on the pitch and great strategy in tackling the trophies! GOOOOOOAAAAAALLL!
A Global Force
Icebrand continues to shoot aliens while waiting for the Alien Flagship Shield to go down for a second time on Admiral difficulty. The Missouri and Reagan have been heavily damaged and both of them have to stay afloat in order to get to this point again. Icebrand retreats to higher ground to take out some Shredder Mines... waits for it... SHIELD IS DOWN! He takes control of the Missouri... FLAGSHIP IS SUNK! Navy Cross is up... A GLOBAL FORCE! Icebrand1270 has just scored Platinum with Battleship! He sinks the aliens and raises his Platinum count to 42! OH YEAH!
43. Back to the Future: The Game
Icebrand continues to roll through the final cutscenes of Back to the Future: The Game and here we go with the credits... The Future Isn't Written... Platinum Trophy! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed Back to the Future: The Game! That's 5 consecutive months with at least 1 Platinum, a first for Icebrand1270! Very nice!
44. The Wolf Among Us (PS3)
On getting the "holy grail" of trophy hunting -- 2 Platinums in a single day: A beautiful dream that I didn't even dare to dream that is now a reality. I still can't believe I did it!
Icebrand has just gotten Grandmaster Librarian and now it's just a matter of time before he finishes The Wolf Among Us. The final conversations have played out and... Happily Ever After... FULL MOON! Icebrand1270 has Platinumed The Wolf Among Us!
For the first time in his illustrious career, Icebrand1270 has 2 Platinums in a single day! The "holy grail" of trophy hunting that few can see is something he can now touch! This is an incredible and unforgettable moment, one of the defining moments in the trophy hunting career of Icebrand1270!
Icebrand takes a bow, paying homage to his fans, known as Icymania. This moment will be with Icebrand wherever he goes and whatever he does. The time for celebration is here and now! Congratulations Icebrand!
45. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes' Testament
Icebrand has seen The Testament of Sherlock Holmes through to the end and awaits the final trophies... The Legacy... Sherlock Holmes' Testament! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum 45 with The Testament of Sherlcok Holmes! He continues to steamroll through Platinums this month!
46. Murdered: Soul Suspect (PS3)
Icebrand has just stopped Abigail in Murdered: Soul Suspect and with all of the collectible and side trophies already in the books, it's only a matter of time for the Platinum to appear. Closing cutscenes are over... Tightening The Noose... MOVING ON! Icebrand1270 has scored Platinum with Murdered: Soul Suspect!
For the first time in his illustrious career, Icebrand has scored 4 Platinums in a single month! He moves upward to even greater heights than before! OH YEAH!
47. PlayStation Vita Pets
Vita Platinum 2
Best Friends Forever
Icebrand has been going through mine cart paths, one after another, in the hopes of getting Mine Cart Master in PlayStation Vita Pets and close the deal on just his 2nd Vita Platinum. Is this the mine cart path that earns him Mine Cart Master and the Platinum? IT IS! Mine Cart Master... Best Friends Forever! Icebrand1270 has scored just his 2nd PS Vita Platinum with PlayStation Vita Pets!
Icebrand said he wanted to play something more lighthearted this month and he did just that AND earned a Platinum at the same time! Who could ask for more? He also has a Platinum every month for 6 consecutive months now! OH YEAH!
48. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)
All-Star Legend -- You've Only Done Everything
On doing better online than almost every game: Considering this is Sony's version of Super Smash Bros, albeit with its own style, I didn't expect to do well online since I was terrible at that game in my N64 days. It was definitely a pleasant surprise, to be sure.
Icebrand just needs to defeat Supreme with Dante to score Platinum on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and he has just beaten the last of Supreme's minions... he attacks Supreme and that's it right there! Demon Hunter... ALL-STAR LEGEND -- YOU'VE ONLY DONE EVERYTHING! Icebrand1270 has Platinum 48 with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale! He celebrates PlayStation history in style and with a Platinum Trophy!
49. Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes
Icebrand has just finished the final case in Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes and is awaiting the final trophies... and the cascade starts with Their Crimes, Your Punishments... Guilty Brotherhood... A Man of Character... I Never Guess... Perfectionist! Platinum 49 is here, and it is Crimes and Punishments: Sherlock Holmes!
50. The Wolf Among Us (PS Vita)
VITA Platinum 3
Icebrand is on the homestretch with the PS Vita version of The Wolf Among Us and the anticipation builds up for an incredible milestone. Happily Ever After is up... FULL MOON!!! PLATINUM 50!!!
The moment Icebrand1270 did not think he would ever see is finally here... 50 Platinum Trophies! What an amazing career milestone and what a moment for Icebrand and all who stand with him, all of Icymania!
51. MLB 14 The Show (PS3)
Icebrand1270 needs just 1 more inning with a single run to Platinum MLB 14 The Show. There is 1 out in the Top of the 9th inning and he hits 1 into the left-center gap -- and remember that he's at the historic Polo Grounds so that's a huge gap and... there it is, and inside-the-park home run! He intentionally strikes out with the next 2 batters and... Fence Posts... DONE!!! Icebrand1270 has scored Platinum on MLB 14 The Show, one of the toughest series to get a Platinum with!
You want to talk about a career-defining Platinum? This is a Career-Defining Platinum! The rarest, toughest and most prestigious Platinum in Icebrand's history is RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW!!!
52. The Raven -- Legacy of a Master Thief
Master of The Raven
Icebrand has just finished Episode 3 of The Raven -- Legacy of a Master Thief and hopefully awaits a cascade of trophies to finish with a Platinum. Here we go... Master Detective Episode 3... Advanced Detective Episode 3... Completionist... The Raven... Amateur Detective Episode 3... MASTER OF THE RAVEN! Icebrand1270 finishes the year in style with The Raven -- Legacy of a Master Thief! 16 Platinums in a single year! VERY NICE!
53. Sly Cooper and The Thievius Raccoonus (PS VITA)
Vita Platinum 4
True Thievius Racconus
Icebrand is at the final vault in the Vita version of Sly Cooper and The Thievius Raccoonus and awaits the code to open it up -- and here we are... Greedy Raccoon... True Thievius Raccoonus! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum 53 and Vita Platinum 4 with Sly Cooper and The Thievius Raccoonus!
54. Final Horizon (PS VITA)
Vita Platinum 5
The Destroyer of Worlds
Icebrand is in the process of grinding out kills of Scarabs in Final Horizon and he needs only a little bit more to do it. He starts the Score Challenge again and relentlessly guns down Swarm troops of all types, showing his prowess and focus at grinding.
There's another Scarab down and if he guessed right, this should be the one that does it... Beetlebug... THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS!!! Icebrand1270 scores back-to-back Vita Platinums for the first time in his career and Platinum 54 with Final Horizon, an early birthday present to... himself!
55. Rugby 15
Icebrand has tried repeatedly to get the With The Breeze trophy to close the deal on what has been a fast run to Platinum so far with Rugby 15. This trophy requires a goal kick or conversion from 55 meters or more and so he sets up a match with a strong wind and he gets lucky that the wind is at his back. He scores a try, and now here he is again... he sets it up... has the distance... if it has the accuracy he has it... HE DOES!!! With The Breeze... TROPHY TACKLER!!! That's 55 Platinum Trophies for Icebrand1270 with Rugby 15, and it is also 50 Platinum Trophies from a PS3! This has been a long time coming and here it is, ladies and gentlemen!
56. Rugby 15 (PS3)
VITA Platinum 6
Fastest Platinum of my Career (10 Hours).
Icebrand is tearing up the trophies on Rugby 15, this time on the PlayStation Vita. All he needs now is Long Droppie, which is getting a drop goal from 40 meters of more. He has pursued this for an hour now and here we go again with the wind at his back. He gets the ball and breaks away... scores a great drop goal... did it come from 40 meters out? Long Droppie is up so it did... TROPHY TACKLER!
Icebrand1270 has just scored a Platinum in just 10 hours after installation! The fastest Platinum in Icebrand's career is right here and right now! What a moment!
57. Resistance: Burning Skies
VITA Platinum 7
Icebrand continues to replay earlier chapters of Resistance: Burning Skies so that he might grind out the last few "heatstack kills" for Overheat. He sets up a shot with the SixEye... and there is a shot right on the heatstack! That Chimera is killed with a fiery explosion and that should do it... Overheat... PLATINUM!!! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum with Resistance: Burning Skies!!!
58. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate -- Deluxe Edition (PS3)
The Dark Knight
On having a Batman Platinum: I briefly played Arkham Asylum back in 2009 but I couldn't get into it (I'll never understand why). This was a nice return, even though it is a vastly different game.
Icebrand has just finished disarming the Black Mask junction boxes and has earned Circuit Breaker. He now looks to backtrack to the disarmed junction box to pick up the last piece of the One Million Suit and complete the collectibles of the game.
He has the belt for the One Million Suit and here we go... World's Snazziest Dresser... The Collector... THE DARK KNIGHT! Icebrand1270 has a Batman Platinum with the PS3 version of Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate! This is his first Platinum from the famed Batman Arkham series! The celebration is on!
5 Star Wrestling
Icebrand continues to go for the final objective in the last match of the Mike Iceberg Tier in 5 Star Wrestling and now he has his opponent's arms in red level damage so that's all body parts in red and the objective is checked off... Cover.. 1,2,3! Titanic is up... now comes Completionist... Star Performer! Icebrand1270 scores Platinum 59 with 5 Star Wrestling!
60. Heavy Rain
HEAVY RAIN Master
Ladies and gentlemen, it all comes down to this battle for the final ending for Heavy Rain: Madison Paige vs The Origami Killer. He does this and the last ending, Innocent, is unlocked and the unlikeliest Platinum of Icebrand1270's career will be his.
The battle continues to rage on and here comes the climb up the crane; button-mashing at its finest -- and most difficult. Icebrand passes the test perfectly and is at the crane. He continues the evasive maneuvers and now has the chance to strike back at the Origami Killer... the killer is losing his balance and is asking for help. Icebrand is not going to oblige this time... and the Origami Killer falls to his death!
Madison Paige now saves Shaun Mars and the endings are ready to be unlocked! The Innocent ending is up and endings for the other characters are playing out. He waits... ALL ENDINGS and HEAVY RAIN MASTER!!!
Icebrand1270 has the unlikeliest Platinum Trophy of his entire career! Icebrand1270 has FINALLY scored Platinum with one of the greatest PS3 games ever made, Heavy Rain!
Raw emotion and incredible celebration is pouring out of Icebrand1270 in a way that we have never seen before in his entire career! This was a game that he played on 2/23/2010 when it came out and he gave up on early. He needed over a year for the first 5 trophies due to frustration with Heavy Rain's unique controls. He came back to it in 2013 and earned 27 more and returned to this just a week ago to earn the final 24 trophies plus the Platinum. The impossible is now a reality. The Platinum that he said would never happen is here. There are tears in the sun as Icebrand1270 has his greatest moment of his entire career! What a remarkable story! What an incredible moment!
He now pays homage to all his friends, all of Icymania! They believed in him when he never thought this would ever be a reality! He now pays homage to Quantic Dream, to Sony, and to the incredible masterpiece of a game that is Heavy Rain!
The impossible is a reality! The unlikely is the here and now! The greatest moment of Icebrand1270's career as a PlayStation trophy hunter has happened! The 5+ year road to a Heavy Rain Platinum has come to a successful conclusion!
THE WILD AND UNLIKELY DREAM THAT ICEBRAND1270 NEVER EVEN DARED TO DREAM HAS COME TRUE!!! HEAVY RAIN IS THE 60TH PLATINUM FOR ICEBRAND1270!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ICEBRAND1270!!!
InFamous: 7 away, 76% complete
PSN 100% Club
1. Texas Cheat 'em
2. Gunstar Heroes
3. NBA 2K10 Draft Combine
4. Frogger Returns
5. The Price Is Right
6. After Burner Climax
7. Blue Toad Murder Files
9. Linger in Shadows
10. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent
11. Faery: Legends of Avalon
12. Golden Axe
13. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain!
14. Comix Zone
15. Back to the Future: The Game Episode 1: It's About Time
16. Altered Beast
17. 4 Elements HD
18. Premier Manager
19. Final Fight: Double Impact
20. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep
21. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 2: Get Tannen
22. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 3: Citizen Brown
23. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 4: Double Visions
24. Back To The Future: The Game Episode 5: OUTATIME
26. Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
27. The Sly Collection Minigames
29. Costume Quest
30. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
32. My Aquarium
33. World Gone Sour
34. Sonic the Fighters
35. Virtua Fighter 2
36. The Cave
37. Fighting Vipers
38. MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby Edition
39. Super Hang-On
40. Tekken Revolution
41. Galaga Legions DX
42. Aabs Animals
43. Aabs Animals (PS Vita)
44. Real Boxing (PS Vita)
45. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
46. Daytona USA
47. Doodle God (PS Vita)
48. Doodle Devil (PS Vita)
49. Welcome Park (PS Vita)
50. Kilka Card Gods (PS Vita)
51. Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded
52. Marvel vs Capcom Origins
53. Monopoly Plus
THE GOLD RUSH STREAK
Banner by BLADIA
For 77 consecutive months, dating back to the beginning of Icebrand1270's trophy hunting career in December of 2008, one thing has been constant throughout: the gold trophy.
In good months and bad, through successes and failures, the gold trophy remains the one standard. It rises above all other streaks and feats of significance for Icebrand1270. Come, and let us take you back to the defining moments of THE GOLD RUSH STREAK:
Icebrand has just finished the DC Universe story in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe and here it comes: The Ultimate Evil is the first gold trophy in his history! Very nice!
Icebrand is looking for the final secret flower in Flower and he goes inside one of the painted skyscrapers... and he has it! Dream from Flower means he has 18 consecutive months with a gold trophy! Well done!
Icebrand continues to attempt to win Defeat The Streak mode with Shawn Michaels... this is the 6th Superkick he has landed... will it be enough? 1...2...3! This should do it... REST IN PEACE! Icebrand extends the Gold Rush Streak to 60! 5 Years Of Gold!
Icebrand is in the process of an incredible combo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, looking for 99 hits or more. He's playing as Mikey and continuing to score hits and counters... 102 HITS! Splinter is Proud is up and that means the Gold Rush Streak is at 66 months! 5 and a half years of gold!
Icebrand continues to climb up the Shrine of Worship in Shadow of the Colossus. He has tried to do this so many times and failed each time. Does he have enough stamina to do this?
He's almost there but he's almost out of stamina... one last jump... AND HE MADE IT! Up the stairs and into the garden... Climber is up and that means 70 months with a gold trophy! The Gold Rush Streak continues in spectacular fashion!
My Trophy Guides
4 Elements HD
Mass Effect 3 -- From Ashes DLC
MLB 13 The Show Home Run Derby Edition
Saints Row IV (co-written with gyrocop).
Real Boxing (PS Vita)
Texas Cheat 'Em
WWE 2K15 (PS3)
What motivates me to write trophy guides? Well, this place has been instrumental for much of my success. I only had 2 Platinums before joining the "old" PS3Trophies.com in October of 2009 when I was looking for an online place to be among fellow trophy hunters. Between the help I've received and the trophy guides I've written, I can honestly say that I would be nothing if not for PS3Trophies.com!
Fun Facts about Icebrand1270
1. My great-grandfather's name, who was also named Andreas, is on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island.
2. My grandfather was a Mets fan despite living a few subway stops from Yankee Stadium.
3. ECPW Wrestlers who made the "big leagues" include Ezekiel Jackson, Luke Gallows, Sim Snuka, Nunzio, Crowbar, Donald Spaparo and Cherry.
4. I have been part of ECPW's 5 Boros Territory since it was established in January of 2009 and was made 5 Boros Commissioner on 1/24/2009.
5. ECPW's current 5 Boros Champion has the longest title reign of any champion in ECPW history at over 4 years. He has also been with the 5 Boros territory since it began.
6. I usually do my promos for ECPW from the entryway as it takes me a long time to get in the ring.
7. My biggest disappointment in my trophy hunting career was having my PS3 start to break down during EA Sports MMA's "farewell month" when I was Belt Rank 69 of a possible 90. I also beat an opponent with a 48-match win streak at one point, who complimented me on my submission skills afterwards.
8. Thanks to a burning desire to "get my arm back" after surgery, I needed just 2 months of Occupational Therapy to get almost all of my right arm's range of motion back.
9. I took Russian in high school, which was the only foreign language offered at the time. Naturally, I can't speak any of it today.
10. My Post-Platinum Youtube music celebrations always end with "I Could Not Ask For More" by Edwin McCain. The celebrations have been known to wake up family and neighbors alike.
11. I've had a bald spot since I was 22 years old.
12. I once did an ECPW event just 2 blocks from where I live. That event saw a fellow Staten Islander win the ECPW World Title in the only time it changed hands outside of New Jersey.
13. The current ECPW World Champion has done parts in horror movies, The Wrestler, and Skittles ads.
14. I go clean shaven for ECPW shows but I have facial hair in between so as not to have too many fans ask too many questions. It never works.
15. The bowtie I wear at ECPW events was a gift from my sister, who found at a thrift store.
16. I'm the only one in my family who doesn't play Candy Crush Saga -- and I'm proud of it.
17. Both my brother and I correctly predicted that Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson would be the first UFC Flyweight Champion. We also agree he has a terrible sponsor in the "Dark Side of the Gaming Force".
18. My nickname in the ECPW locker room is Karaoke Man.
19. I won a spelling bee in 4th grade but I misspelled "chceklist" when creating this checklist.
20. I HATE HASHTAGS!
My Lasombra Files Interview
Episode 4: Arctic Blast!
My Social Groups
New York, New York
10K Checklist Elite
A Thank-You to everyone on this site who has helped me with game tips and by listening to me on these forums.
TheGeneral09: The first friend I ever had here and the man who invited me to be part of The Gimp Guru Army.
In2: For doing my 4 Elements HD Trophy Guide banner.
ERICVOLTAGE: For doing banners for my Texas Cheat 'Em and WWE 2K14 Trophy Guides.
Athena: For doing my Trophy Checklist banner of the gorgeous Isabela from Dragon Age II.
Apokolypz: For doing my amazing sig of the first New York Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter, Johan "No-Han" Santana. By doing this for me, he allowed me to relive my days when I was a small boy watching Mets games with my late grandfather.
DaRe_xLW: The man responsible for my sig, avy and checklist banners -- twice. THANK YOU!!!
Bladia: The man responsible for my Gold Rush Streak banner on this checklist! I AM NOT WORTHY!!!
John3007: One of the nicest guys you will ever meet in this world. A great friend.
Denaratuck: An elite trophy guide writer and a great friend as well.
Daftprophet: Another great friend and the first to inquire about my safety after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
DragonWolfVII: Another great friend and a fellow RPG enthusiast who always encourages me to go for more Platinums.
TheMute88orl: A great friend who, by his openness about his struggles, helped me open up about mine and not be so ashamed of my past and what I struggle with.
User011010 and Great_Daze_Tazer: The 2 friends responsible for my PRO Membership. I could not have asked for a better Christmas present in 2012.
Backblast: In a pastime where 30 is considered "senior age", this 54-year-old gamer shows that you are never too old to pursue your passion. I can only hope to have that fire still in me when I'm 50, like this ageless gamer.
Esben-sej: The man who approved my membership into the First Achievers clan, a group for people who have hit the "First 50 to Platinum" on at least 3 games. It's quite an honor.
Lasombra: The man who raised my standing by interviewing me for The Lasombra Files. It was an incredible honor. He had no way of knowing this, but the banner he chose, the cover of WWF Wrestlemania Challenge (WWE's 2nd wrestling game ever) was my first-ever wrestling game, which was a nice touch.
Shemhazat: Without his Game of Thrones Trophy Guide, my rarest Platinum would not have been possible. THANK YOU!
Nyckdog: The first-ever "real-life friend" of mine to join this great place. Now post more, buddy!
DravenBlackwood: My half-brother who has just joined this great place. Thank you for the "shout-out" on your Member Introduction as well!
All who authorized, handled and approved my trophy guides and allowed me to live my dream of being a published author on the Internet! YOU ARE GODS!!!
Gyrocop: The big man whom I co-op wrote the Saints Row IV Trophy Guide with, a thrill ride I will never forget!
All my fellow members of my 2 social groups: New York, New York and 10K Checklist Elite.
A Final Thank You to my father who gazed into my eyes as a baby and put an Atari 2600 joystick in my hand so I could play Freeway. I was a gamer from that day forward.
"And that suffering, like painful memories, is just part of life."
Nilin, Remember Me.
"Either you have an enviable memory, or a pitiable life, to know nothing of regret."
Sten, Dragon Age Origins.
"We all got a dark side, sometimes obvious, sometimes not"
Ronan, Murdered: Soul Suspect.